Well today has been a fascinating day and really this whole week has been just filled with greatness.
Starting out we had transfers and as zone leaders here we were asked to wait with the missionaries whose comps left so we could receive the new one so we where there all day Tuesday and well not too fun to say the least but all went well. Then we were waiting with a sister and well we received a call and you would never believe who it was. Pres. Alverez from Ixhuatan he had just sent his son to the MTC that morning and was hungry and in San Cristobal so he called and took us to breakfast. What a great guy! My mission parents haha but a special treat and we spent a little bit of time together and then they went home and we received some more missionaries and it was really awesome just seeing them and pres. Alvarez giving me a hug and saying man we have missed you and when you coming over son we want to host a party haha i told him that i didnt know but that i would talk to my family to check and see when we would come and inform them before. But they are great!!! so ya then later on this week we did lots of stuff this week.
We Saw a man named Enrique who a couple weeks ago was a little on the hesitant side of things not really wanting to put god first in his life. but this last week we gave him a challenge to do, we told him if he went to church this week he would be blessed he went last Sunday and well this past week he has changed completely and its amazing!! he really felts that he needed god more in his life. he went from, well you can stop by only these days, to telling us last night, Elders come by every night if you like to drink a nice hot coco or a hot cider. he really put the batteries in not only saying if you would like he asked us to do it and well we will get a member who is right there for him named Victor to jump in and take him up on these offers and stop by and chat with the man to help him out. its amazing what the gospel can do in peoples lives. I just love it!! You follow up and well the lord does the rest. I read these verses this week and it might be a bit long but Its some powerful material from Nephi.
16 Behold, my soul delighteth in the things of the Lord; and my heart pondereth continually upon the things which I have seen and heard.
17 Nevertheless, notwithstanding the great goodness of the Lord, in showing me his great and marvelous works, my heart exclaimeth: O wretched man that I am! Yea, my heart sorroweth because of my flesh; my soul grieveth because of mine iniquities.
18 I am encompassed about, because of the temptations and the sins which do so easily beset me.
19 And when I desire to rejoice, my heart groaneth because of my sins; nevertheless, I know in whom I have trusted.
20 My God hath been my support; he hath led me through mine afflictions in the wilderness; and he hath preserved me upon the waters of the great deep.
21 He hath filled me with his love, even unto the consuming of my flesh.
22 He hath confounded mine enemies, unto the causing of them to quake before me.
23 Behold, he hath heard my cry by day, and he hath given me knowledge by visions in the night-time.
24 And by day have I waxed bold in mighty prayer before him; yea, my voice have I sent up on high; and angels came down and ministered unto me.
25 And upon the wings of his Spirit hath my body been carried away upon exceedingly high mountains. And mine eyes have beheld great things, yea, even too great for man; therefore I was bidden that I should not write them.
26 O then, if I have seen so great things, if the Lord in his condescension unto the children of men hath visited men in so much mercy, why should my heart weep and my soul linger in the valley of sorrow, and my flesh waste away, and my strength slacken, because of mine afflictions?
27 And why should I yield to sin, because of my flesh? Yea, why should I give way to temptations, that the evil one have place in my heart to destroy my peace and afflict my soul? Why am Angry because of mine enemy?
28 Awake, my soul! No longer droop in sin. Rejoice, O my heart, and give place no more for the enemy of my soul.
29 Do not anger again because of mine enemies. Do not slacken my strength because of mine afflictions.
30 Rejoice, O my heart, and cry unto the Lord, and say: O Lord, I will praise thee forever; yea, my soul will rejoice in thee, my God, and the rock of my salvation.
31 O Lord, wilt thou redeem my soul? Wilt thou deliver me out of the hands of mine enemies? Wilt thou make me that I may shake at the appearance of sin?
32 May the gates of hell be shut continually before me, because that my heart is broken and my spirit is contrite! O Lord, wilt thou not shut the gates of thy righteousness before me, that I may walkin the path of the low valley, that I may be strict in the plain road!
33 O Lord, wilt thou encircle me around in the robe of thy righteousness! O Lord, wilt thou make a way for mine escape before mine enemies! Wilt thou make my path straight before me! Wilt thou not place a stumbling block in my way—but that thou wouldst clear my way before me, and hedge not up my way, but the ways of mine enemy.
34 O Lord, I have trusted in thee, and I will trust in thee forever. I will not put my trust in the arm of flesh; for I know that cursed is he that putteth his trust in the arm of flesh. Yea, cursed is he that putteth his trust in man or maketh flesh his arm.
35 Yea, I know that God will give liberally to him that asketh. Yea, my God will give me, if I ask not amiss; therefore I will lift up my voice unto thee; yea, I will cry unto thee, my God, the rock of my righteousness. Behold, my voice shall forever ascend up unto thee, my rock and mine everlasting God. (2 Nephi 4:16-35)
Sorry i said it was long but really this is exactly how i feel right now, Behold, my soul delighteth in the things of the Lord, I know in whom I have trusted. Awake, my soul! No longer droop in sin. Rejoice, O my heart, and give place no more for the enemy of my soul. Do not anger again because of mine enemies. Do not slacken my strength because of mine afflictions. Rejoice, O my heart, and cry unto the Lord, and say: O Lord, I will praise thee forever. I will praise my god forever more! i am forever in his debt really I have never felt the way i do right now in my life well its more like just about 24 months 2 years of this feeling I love my god. and will praise his forever and ever. its amazing what the lord can do for you! he is always embracing us in his arms of mercy, Behold, my voice shall forever ascend up unto thee, my rock and mine everlasting God. Its amazing the gospel of Christ.
Today was a great day we went to tonina, its a ruins site and well i wish i could tell you all about it but look it up its called "Ruins de Tonina" and its beautiful and well president George took us as our zone activity and what a great blessing it was.
I know this church is true the gospel is true I am his hands and will never let him down and will Praise his forever!! I love this work!
Love you all!! take care!!!
Elder Jaymes Monson